In this episode of the Econ Dev Show, host Dane Carlson converses with LeeAnn Nixon, President of Wilkes Economic Development, about the diverse economic landscape of Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
Nixon discusses the area's key industries, including building and food and beverage, its rich agricultural heritage producing country ham and apple cider, and the growing emphasis on technology and cybersecurity.
The episode offers a comprehensive view of Wilkesboro's efforts to adapt to changing economic trends and the importance of community collaboration for sustainable development.
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